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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 00:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm counting the countries in FIFA terms rather than UN (i.e. Wales and Scotland are separate) and regarding what they were at the time the concerts took place (i.e. Croatia and Slovenia were Yugoslavia, only one country).

SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR: 77 concerts in 184 days - 1 gig each 2 days, 9 hours, 21 minutes and 2.34 seconds. 12 countries - first visits to Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada and Japan.

OPERA TOUR: 79 concerts in 161 days - 1 gig each 2 days, 54 minutes and 41.01 seconds. Only six countries were visited.

RACES TOUR: 59 concerts in 146 days - 1 gig each 2 days, 11 hours, 23 minutes and 23.38 seconds. Nine countries. First time they went to Denmark and Switzerland.

NEWS TOUR: 46 concerts in 184 days - 1 gig each 4 days. First visits to Austria and France.

JAZZ TOUR: 78 concerts in 191 days - 1 gig each 2 days, 10 hours, 46 minutes and 9.23 seconds. 10 countries. First visit to what at the time was Yugoslavia.

CRAZY TOUR: 20 concerts in 35 days - 1 concert each day and eighteen hours. 3 countries visited - first time in Ireland.

THE GAME TOUR: 81 concerts in 476 days - 1 gig each five days, 21 hours, 2 minutes and 13.33 seconds. 13 countries. First visits to Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Mexico.

HOT SPACE TOUR: 69 concerts in 209 days - 1 gig each 3 days, 41 minutes and 44.35 seconds. 13 countries. First visit to Norway.

THE WORKS TOUR: 48 concerts in 265 days - 1 gig each 5 days, 12 hours, 29 minutes and 59.99 seconds. 13 countries. First visits to Italy, Bophuthatswana and New Zealand.

MAGIC TOUR: 26 concerts in 64 days - 1 gig each 2 days, 11 hours, 4 minutes and 36.92 seconds. 11 countries. Only visit to Hungary.

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TOURS WITH THE MOST COUNTRIES VISITED:
- The Game, Hot Space and The Works (13 each).
- Sheer Heart Attack and News of the World (12 each).
- Magic (11).
- Jazz (10).
- Races (9).
- Opera (6)
- Crazy (3)

TOURS WITH THE MOST CONCERTS:
- Game (81)
- Opera (79)
- Jazz (78)
- Sheer (77)
- Hot Space (69)
- Races (59)
- Works (48)
- News (46)
- Magic (26)
- Crazy (20)

MOST ACTIVE TOURS (IN TERMS OF CONCERTS PER DAY):

- Crazy
- Opera
- Sheer Heart Attack
- Jazz
- Magic
- Races
- Hot Space
- News
- The Works
- The Game



John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 05:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting post, thank you very much!

Strange to see that it took them so long to get to Italy.

I always thought, that they have not done too much touring, some tours were really short.

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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"First visit to what at the time was Yugoslavia."

I really doubt that.


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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can you tell me why?



John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for putting this together.  I was thinking the other day that Queen had it relatively easy for touring compared to what top bands go through today.

Their most extensive tour was 81 concerts with many in the 60-70 range.  That's a lot, but top bands now perform a lot more.  The Magic tour was just a quick jaunt through Europe, which is unusual considering how much the stage and lighting must have cost to put together (at the time it was the biggest and best).

Some comparison...

U2 360 tour = 80 shows + more shows coming in 2010
U2 Vertigo tour = 132 shows
Rolling Stones Bigger Bang tour = 147 shows
Coldplay Viva La Vida tour = 172 shows
Bon Jovi Lost Highway tour = 113 shows


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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 18:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



yes but ref the above how many years do bands like U2, The Stones & Jovi tour one album 2 - 3 years?



Metallica's Black album covered 241 shows from 91-93 again one album, so Queen did a hell of a lot considering writing & recording











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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A lot of it has to do with the fact that in the 70's a tour was basically made to promote the album as the bands lived off vinyl sales. Nowadays, loads of people download or copy the records, and the actual source of income are the tours. By the way, Jazz (a '78 album) tour had 78 concerts. Nice!



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Posted: 05 Jan 10, 22:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great job as always, Sebastian.



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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 01:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Rubbersuit wrote:


Some comparison...

U2 360 tour = 80 shows + more shows coming in 2010
U2 Vertigo tour = 132 shows
Rolling Stones Bigger Bang tour = 147 shows
Coldplay Viva La Vida tour = 172 shows
Bon Jovi Lost Highway tour = 113 shows


You left out Kiss and the Sonic Boom tour!







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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 02:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

World Slavery Tour by Iron Maiden 1984 / 1985
193 gigs in 331 days

But also: Brian May did 94 concerts for Back to the Light between 1.11.1992 and 10.12.1992.
He played in Germany, Canada, US, Japan, Ireland, Israel, Switzerland, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain,
France, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Belgium, Brasil, Urugay, Chile. So it seems as if this was his busiest tour so far.

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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 02:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Forgot to mention Portugal

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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 02:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



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U2 360 tour = 80 shows + more shows coming in 2010
U2 Vertigo tour = 132 shows
Rolling Stones Bigger Bang tour = 147 shows
Coldplay Viva La Vida tour = 172 shows
Bon Jovi Lost Highway tour = 113 shows



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



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Sonic Boom Over Europe 2010 Tour

May 1 Sheffield, UK Sheffield Arena
May 2 Newcastle, UK Newcastle Arena
May 4 Liverpool, UK Liverpool Arena
May 5 Birmingham, UK LG Arena
May 7 Dublin, Ireland O2 Arena
May 9 Glasgow, UK SE+CC
May 10 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
May 12 London, UK Wembley Arena
May 13 London, UK Wembley Arena
May 16 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadion
May 17 Geneva, Switzerland Geneva Arena
May 18 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum
May 20 Vienna, Austria Stadhalle
May 21 Ostrava, Czech Republic Cez Arena
May 23 Prague, Czech Republic O2 Arena
May 26 Berlin, Germany O2 World
May 27 Leipzig, Germany Leipzig Arena
May 28 Budapest, Hungary Papp Laszlo Budapest Sport Arena.
May 29 Bratislava, Slovakia Bratislava Stadium
May 31 Hamburg, Germany Colorline Arena
June 1 Oberhausen, Germany Koenig Pilsner Arena
June 4 Nurburgring, Germany Rock am Ring
June 5 Nurnburg, Germany Rock im Park
June 8 Trondheim, Norway Lerkandal Open Site
June 10 Tampere, Finland Sauna Rock
June 12 Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm Stadium
June 13 Malmo, Sweden Malmo Stadium
June 14 Oslo, Norway Valhall
June 16 Aalborg, Denmark Gigantium
June 18 Arnhem, Holland Gelredome
June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 22 Madrid, Spain Palacio de los Deportes
June 24 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi
June 25 Vitoria, Spain Azkena Rock Festival
June 27 Belgium Graspop


Additional European shows TBA.

U.S./Canada leg late summer 2010.


Alive/35 World tour 2008/2009 - 100 shows


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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 04:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

-> Forgot zo mention UK aswell...and wrote until 92 instead of 93...too early in the morning to do this stuff...

btw...got my ticket for SONIC BOOM over Euroe :)

But also: Brian May did 94 concerts for Back to the Light between 1.11.1992 and 10.12.1993.
He played in Germany, Canada, US, Japan, Ireland, Israel, Switzerland, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain,
France, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Belgium, Brasil, Urugay, Chile. So it seems as if this was his busiest tour so far.




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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 04:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do they still play Beth?


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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 05:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, as Peter Criss is not in Kiss anymore they dropped Beth a while ago. But I think it could be possible that they will play it again, as Eric Singer is also singing other Criss songs like noting to loose and black diamond.

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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IMO, Eric doesn't honour his surname.



John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Since this has turned into a Kiss topic.... you should give the new Ace Frehley CD a spin.  It's actually pretty good.  He's listened to the fans that  tell him that his 70s Kiss solo LP was his best and gone back to that style (for the most part, there's still a few duds on this one).



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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does he sing in his solo album? 'Cause frankly, Paul and Gene are great singers; Eric Carr (RIP) was fantastic, and Peter's at least good. But Ace... he's a fine guitarist.



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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah he sings and plays.  I like his voice a lot, even though I know he's not a good singer.  There's something about the drawl in his voice that makes him unique.

If you don't like his first solo LP, you won't like this either.

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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I only listened to his debut LP once, about ten years ago!

One changes a lot in a decade, maybe this time I'll appreciate it more. I've got to find the time for it. Ace's more than worth it anyway.



John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.